Obviously when having 5 children saving money is kind of important. Especially when those 5 sons of mine hit the teens and start eating like a teen does… Eeesh. So when I learned that Direct Energy started the #LIVEBRIGHTER campaign AND that they formed a partnership with the Nest learning thermostat, I was pretty excited. Not only are they offering a free Nest, but a coupon code (Read Below) for a $75 pre-paid gift card, for joining with them. Find out about Nest and Direct Energy RIGHT HERE TO SAVE MONEY!
There are things any family can do to save even a few bucks a month, and saving energy is one that is quite possible to achieve! Start adding those numbers up and before long you could buy a cow or something… Energy costs are always present, but we can really learn to manage them. I used to always leave the lights and TV on, until I started paying my own bills. No wonder my dad was always yelling about those dang lights being left on!! Or “Shut that door!”
Direct Energy Savings TIP #1: Speaking of lights, we all know that they can be massive money guzzlers. However now there are LED lights! These guys not only run super cool, but can give you upwards of 20,000 hours of life and use only 9 watts of energy per hour (equal to 60 watts). What’s more, now you can hook certain kinds right into your WI-FI system so you can change the color of all the bulbs right from your phones! YES PLEASE. I love that stuff obviously. My friend just got a set and they are really cool actually.
Since I love tech, I have always been on the lookout for great items. The Nest thermostat was one of those very things that I loved the idea of! The Nest thermostat learns when you are home and will help create an efficient energy plan, keeping you at the best temperature, but not burning unnecessarily! There is also an app where you can control the temperature of your home when you are not there! So now that Direct Energy and Nest are partnering together, it is really a win win for me! Direct Energy is also offering a $75 pre-paid gift card if you join them! Use the promo code “LIVEBRIGHTER75” by August 15th when joining. Check out the #LIVEBRIGHTER campaign by visiting the Direct Energy and Nest page HERE .
Direct Energy Savings Tip #2: Turn off your desktop computer at night. I used to leave my computer running all night… Until I found out running a Desktop computer can cost you upwards of $600 per year… Now a computer varies on how much power it uses but even a small desktop burning all night is gonna cost you. Put your computers and laptops to sleep at the very least, and make “low power” setting that you can flip to if you are just using your device to browse the internet, it won’t need full power for that.
Direct Energy Savings Tip #3: Now I am posting all these outside photos for a reason. I love tech, I love my computer, but really, being stuck inside during cold winter months should really encourage us to get outside in the long daylight hours of summer! Being out doors is obviously going to save you money, AC, devices running, lights being used, water, all not being consumed, because we simply are not there!
So take the opportunity to save some cash, head over to Direct Energy to save! Do not forget to use the “LIVEBRIGHTER75” promo code for that gift card BEFORE AUGUST 15th, and enjoy your Nest! #LIVEBRIGHTER #Directenergy